Dermot Mulroney

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Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney 2013 TIFF (cropped).jpg
Mulroney at the premiere of August: Osage County, Toronto Film Festival, September 9, 2013
Born (1963-10-31) October 31, 1963 (age 50)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Musician
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Catherine Keener
(1990–2007)
Tharita Catulle
(2008–present)
Children 3

Dermot Mulroney (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor and director. Acting since the 1980s, he is known for his roles in the films Young Guns, Where the Day Takes You, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Last Outlaw, About Schmidt, and August: Osage County. Mulroney played Francis Gibson, the main antagonist of NBC's Crisis.

Early life[edit]

Mulroney was born in Alexandria, Virginia. His mother, Ellen, was a housewife and amateur actress originally from Manchester, Iowa, and his father, Michael Mulroney, was a law professor (and amateur racecar driver) at Villanova University School of Law, originally from Elkader, Iowa.[1][2][3] He has a sister, Moira, and three brothers, Conor, Kieran (who is also an actor), and Sean. Moira formerly worked in the Philadelphia DA's office as an assistant district attorney, and later at WXPN, an FM radio station in Philadelphia, but now works elsewhere in the non-profit industry. Some of Mulroney's ancestors immigrated from County Donegal and County Mayo in Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine; he is of seven eighths Irish, and one eighth German, ancestry.[4][5] Mulroney attended Maury Elementary School and played cello in school and city youth orchestras, as well as acted in children's community theater. Mulroney attended the Interlochen Arts Camp as a cellist. He later attended T. C. Williams High School (grad. 1981) as well as Northwestern University (grad. 1985) in Evanston, Illinois, where he was a member of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.

Career[edit]

Most of his lead performances have been in romantic comedy films. Mulroney has appeared in many movies, including as the male lead in My Best Friend's Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. He is probably best known for his western roles as either an outlaw or gunman. Mulroney co-starred in the 1988 western Young Guns, for which he is possibly best known, in which he played "Dirty Steve" alongside Emilio Estevez. In 1993 Mulroney played "J.P", the boyfriend of star "Maggie" (played by Bridget Fonda) in Point of No Return. In 1994 he starred with Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw, which has since become a cult classic among western genre fans. Mulroney also played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls. He first gained critical acclaim in the film Longtime Companion, portraying a young man with HIV during the early days of the outbreak of the virus, who becomes the first of his group of friends to succumb to the disease. He was also in the ensemble film The Family Stone starring Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2005, he played a "date-for-hire" character alongside Debra Messing in The Wedding Date. He was also in the movie Abduction as Martin Price.

Mulroney played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series, Friends. His character dated Rachel for one episode but they broke up when it became too complicated between them because of Ross. In 1993, he wrote the song "Someone Else's Used Guitar" for Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love. Mulroney also had a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix directed video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside. Mulroney also is credited as a song performer on the movie and for four other tunes, as well as acting in the movie. In 2007, Mulroney voiced Green Lantern Hal Jordan in the animated series The Batman in the season 5 episode "Ring Toss". He occasionally reads stories on the WBEZ Chicago Public Radio radio. In 2012, Mulroney played the love interest of Zooey Deschanel, Russell, in the Fox series New Girl. In 2013, he portrayed the title starring role in the psychotronic horror film The Rambler, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Personal life[edit]

Mulroney married actress Catherine Keener in 1990 after they met in 1987 when filming Survival Quest. The couple separated in May 2005 and filed for divorce June 11, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was final on December 19, 2007.[6] They have a son named Clyde Keener Mulroney (born June 21, 1999).

Mulroney is an accomplished cellist, and in 2005 appeared alongside Boyd Tinsley for Alanis Morissette's show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. He played cello in the song "Place Your Hand" from Melissa Etheridge's 1992 album Never Enough, on the EP for Rain Phoenix's band Papercranes, and on the score to Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).[7]

  1. ^ The one and only Mulroney - actor Dermot Mulroney - Interview | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com[dead link]
  2. ^ Cover story: Dermot Mulroney - interview with movie actor | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com[dead link]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "The Medusa Fora • View topic - The actor and the Pogue". Pogues.com. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000551/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  6. ^ "Dermot Mulroney Files for Divorce from Catherine Keener - Divorced, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney". People.com. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  7. ^ "Dermot Mulroney on Jimmy Kimmel Live". Jimmy Kimmel Live. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

    Filmography[edit]

    Film[edit]

    Year Title Role Notes
    1986 The Drug Knot Doug Dawson Television movie
    1986 Sin of Innocence Tim McGary Television movie
    1987 Daddy Bobby Television movie
    1987 Long Gone Jamie Weeks Television movie
    Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
    1988 Sunset Michael Alperin
    1988 Young Guns Dirty Steve Stephens
    1989 Staying Together Kit McDermott
    1989 Survival Quest Gray
    1989 Unconquered Richmond Flowers Jr. Television movie
    1989 Longtime Companion John
    1990 Bright Angel George
    1991 Career Opportunities Nestor Pyle
    1992 Where the Day Takes You King
    1992 Samantha Henry
    1992 The Heart of Justice Elliot Burgess Television movie
    1993 Point of No Return J. P.
    1993 Thing Called Love, TheThe Thing Called Love Kyle Davidson
    1993 Family Pictures Mack Eberlin Television movie
    1994 Silent Tongue Reeves McCree
    1994 Bad Girls Josh McCoy
    1994 There Goes My Baby Pirate
    1994 Angels in the Outfield Mr. Bomman (Roger's Dad)
    1994 Last Outlaw, TheThe Last Outlaw Eustis
    1995 Copycat Reuben Goetz
    1995 How to Make an American Quilt Sam Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Winona Ryder)
    1995 Living in Oblivion Wolf Also associate producer
    1996 Trigger Effect, TheThe Trigger Effect Joe
    1996 Kansas City Johnny O'Hara
    1996 Box of Moon Light Wik
    1996 Bastard Out of Carolina Lyle Parsons
    1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Michael O'Neal
    1999 Goodbye Lover Jake Dunmore
    2000 Trixie Dex Lang
    2000 Where the Money Is Wayne
    2001 Safety of Objects, TheThe Safety of Objects Jim Train
    2001 Investigating Sex Edgar
    2001 Lovely & Amazing Kevin McCabe
    2002 About Schmidt Randall Hertzel
    2004 Undertow John Munn
    2004 Hair High Rod Voice only
    2005 Wedding Date, TheThe Wedding Date Nick Mercer
    2005 Must Love Dogs Bob Connor
    2005 Family Stone, TheThe Family Stone Everett Stone
    2006 Griffin & Phoenix Henry Griffin
    2007 Dante's Inferno Dante Voice only
    2007 Zodiac Captain Marty Lee
    2007 Georgia Rule Dr. Simon Ward
    2007 Gracie Bryan Bowen
    2008 Jolene Uncle Phil
    2008 Burn After Reading Star of "Coming Up Daisy"
    2008 Memory Keeper's Daughter, TheThe Memory Keeper's Daughter Dr. David Henry Television movie
    2008 Flash of Genius Gil Previck
    2010 Inhale Paul Stanton Also known as Run for Her Life
    2011 Abduction Martin Price
    2011 J. Edgar Colonel Schwarzkopf
    2011 Silent Witness Tony Lord Television movie
    2012 Struck by Lightning Neal Phillips
    2012 The Grey Talget
    2012 Big Miracle Colonel Scott Boyer
    2012 Trade of Innocents Alex Becker
    2013 Space Warriors Andy Hawkins
    2013 Stoker Richard Stoker
    2013 The Rambler The Rambler
    2013 Jobs Mike Markkula
    2013 August: Osage County Steve Heidebrecht Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble
    Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
    Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
    2014 Careful What You Wish For Post-Production
    2014 Sacrifice Post-Production
    2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 Filming

    Television[edit]

    Year Title Role Notes
    1986 Fame Max Episode: "Losin' It"
    1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Doug Dawson Episode: "The Drug Knot"
    2003 Friends Gavin Mitchell 3 episodes
    2007–2008 The Batman Green Lantern / Hal Jordan 3 episodes
    2012–2013 New Girl Russell 5 episodes
    2012 Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: "Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo"
    2013 Enlightened Jeff Flender 6 episodes
    2014 Crisis Francis Gibson The whole series
    2015 Shameless

    References[edit]

    1. ^ The one and only Mulroney - actor Dermot Mulroney - Interview | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com[dead link]
    2. ^ Cover story: Dermot Mulroney - interview with movie actor | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com[dead link]
    3. ^ [1]
    4. ^ "The Medusa Fora • View topic - The actor and the Pogue". Pogues.com. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
    5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000551/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
    6. ^ "Dermot Mulroney Files for Divorce from Catherine Keener - Divorced, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney". People.com. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
    7. ^ "Dermot Mulroney on Jimmy Kimmel Live". Jimmy Kimmel Live. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

      Filmography[edit]

      Film[edit]

      Year Title Role Notes
      1986 The Drug Knot Doug Dawson Television movie
      1986 Sin of Innocence Tim McGary Television movie
      1987 Daddy Bobby Television movie
      1987 Long Gone Jamie Weeks Television movie
      Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
      1988 Sunset Michael Alperin
      1988 Young Guns Dirty Steve Stephens
      1989 Staying Together Kit McDermott
      1989 Survival Quest Gray
      1989 Unconquered Richmond Flowers Jr. Television movie
      1989 Longtime Companion John
      1990 Bright Angel George
      1991 Career Opportunities Nestor Pyle
      1992 Where the Day Takes You King
      1992 Samantha Henry
      1992 The Heart of Justice Elliot Burgess Television movie
      1993 Point of No Return J. P.
      1993 Thing Called Love, TheThe Thing Called Love Kyle Davidson
      1993 Family Pictures Mack Eberlin Television movie
      1994 Silent Tongue Reeves McCree
      1994 Bad Girls Josh McCoy
      1994 There Goes My Baby Pirate
      1994 Angels in the Outfield Mr. Bomman (Roger's Dad)
      1994 Last Outlaw, TheThe Last Outlaw Eustis
      1995 Copycat Reuben Goetz
      1995 How to Make an American Quilt Sam Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Winona Ryder)
      1995 Living in Oblivion Wolf Also associate producer
      1996 Trigger Effect, TheThe Trigger Effect Joe
      1996 Kansas City Johnny O'Hara
      1996 Box of Moon Light Wik
      1996 Bastard Out of Carolina Lyle Parsons
      1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Michael O'Neal
      1999 Goodbye Lover Jake Dunmore
      2000 Trixie Dex Lang
      2000 Where the Money Is Wayne
      2001 Safety of Objects, TheThe Safety of Objects Jim Train
      2001 Investigating Sex Edgar
      2001 Lovely & Amazing Kevin McCabe
      2002 About Schmidt Randall Hertzel
      2004 Undertow John Munn
      2004 Hair High Rod Voice only
      2005 Wedding Date, TheThe Wedding Date Nick Mercer
      2005 Must Love Dogs Bob Connor
      2005 Family Stone, TheThe Family Stone Everett Stone
      2006 Griffin & Phoenix Henry Griffin
      2007 Dante's Inferno Dante Voice only
      2007 Zodiac Captain Marty Lee
      2007 Georgia Rule Dr. Simon Ward
      2007 Gracie Bryan Bowen
      2008 Jolene Uncle Phil
      2008 Burn After Reading Star of "Coming Up Daisy"
      2008 Memory Keeper's Daughter, TheThe Memory Keeper's Daughter Dr. David Henry Television movie
      2008 Flash of Genius Gil Previck
      2010 Inhale Paul Stanton Also known as Run for Her Life
      2011 Abduction Martin Price
      2011 J. Edgar Colonel Schwarzkopf
      2011 Silent Witness Tony Lord Television movie
      2012 Struck by Lightning Neal Phillips
      2012 The Grey Talget
      2012 Big Miracle Colonel Scott Boyer
      2012 Trade of Innocents Alex Becker
      2013 Space Warriors Andy Hawkins
      2013 Stoker Richard Stoker
      2013 The Rambler The Rambler
      2013 Jobs Mike Markkula
      2013 August: Osage County Steve Heidebrecht Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble
      Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
      Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
      2014 Careful What You Wish For Post-Production
      2014 Sacrifice Post-Production
      2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 Filming

      Television[edit]

      Year Title Role Notes
      1986 Fame Max Episode: "Losin' It"
      1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Doug Dawson Episode: "The Drug Knot"
      2003 Friends Gavin Mitchell 3 episodes
      2007–2008 The Batman Green Lantern / Hal Jordan 3 episodes
      2012–2013 New Girl Russell 5 episodes
      2012 Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: "Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo"
      2013 Enlightened Jeff Flender 6 episodes
      2014 Crisis Francis Gibson The whole series
      2015 Shameless

      References[edit]

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